L’apport des manuscrits de Joseph-Marie de Suarès (1599-1677) à l’élaboration du Corpus des inscriptions latines de Vaison-la-Romaine et de son territoire
Joseph-Marie de Suarès (1599-1677), Bishop of Vaison (1633-66), made a substantial contribution to the study of the epigraphy of the Vocontii. His works are gathered in several manuscripts of which the most important are the Codices Barberini and the Codices Vaticani. In incorporating the unspecified pieces, he has counted sixty-seven inscriptions in Vaison and twenty-six in its nearby territory, that is ninety-three texts. Since his death, a great number of the listed inscriptions have been lost. For the town of Vaison only seventeen texts have survived, as well as eight for its territory. It is a tremendous loss, especially since fifty-five at least are only known from Suarès.